×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney executive promoted to senior VP-CFO

Shurgot to oversee financial functions for studio

Paul Shurgot, a key member of Disney’s financial team for more than 11 years, has been promoted to senior VP-chief financial officer of the Walt Disney Studios.

Shurgot will oversee all finance, accounting and information technology for the studio, including for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar Animation, Miramax Films, Buena Vista Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, Disney Theatrical Prods. and the Buena Vista Music Group.

He will continue to report to Alan Bergman, prexy of the Walt Disney Studios.

Shurgot has served as deputy CFO for the Walt Disney Studios for the last year. Prior to that he held a variety of positions at the company including senior VP of studio planning, and director of corporate operations planning. In those capacities he was responsible for finance and accounting functions and worked on a variety of financial deals.

From 1994-97, Shurgot served as manager of studio financial controls, overseeing consulting projects and production reviews within the Walt Disney Studios, including the assimilation of Miramax Films into the Disney structure.

More Film

  • Ewen Bremner as Alan McGee in

    Danny Boyle-Produced ‘Creation Stories’ Adds Jason Isaacs, Steven Berkoff

    Jason Isaacs, Steven Berkoff and a host of other new names have signed on for “Creation Stories,” the film being exec-produced by Danny Boyle about Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee. The producers also unveiled the first shots of Ewen Bremner (“Trainspotting”) as the music mogul. Production is underway on the Irvine Welsh-penned project, with “Lock, [...]

  • 'Annabelle Comes Home' Review: This Grab

    Film Review: 'Annabelle Comes Home'

    In a country that should probably think about renaming itself the American Entertainment State, fan culture now produces an obsessive level of pop scholasticism, one that can parse the rules and details of movies and TV shows as if they were fine points of law. In a review of a horror movie, I once called [...]

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw A Wrinkle in Time

    Racing Green Pictures to Launch With Gugu Mbatha-Raw Historical Drama 'Seacole' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Producer Billy Peterson has formed a new production company, Racing Green Pictures, and announced production on “Seacole,” his first feature with the banner. The film will star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”) and Sam Worthington (“Avatar”). It centers on a Mary Seacole, a pioneering Jamaican nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War and [...]

  • The Other Story

    Film Review: 'The Other Story'

    Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in “The Other Story,” veteran helmer Avi Nesher’s lively drama exploring a hot button issue: the divide between Israel’s secular Jews and the ultra-Orthodox. The fluid narrative plays out against the backdrop of a Jerusalem riven by multiple conflicts as two dysfunctional families separately arrive at an understanding [...]

  • George Clooney

    George Clooney to Direct, Star in 'Good Morning, Midnight' Adaptation for Netflix

    George Clooney has signed on to direct and star in a feature film adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel “Good Morning, Midnight” for Netflix. Mark L. Smith will adapt the screenplay from the sci-fi thriller, which was named one of the best books of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books. The post-apocalyptic tale follows the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content